Octaves of the Heart Interview with Jane St. Clair

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Title: Octaves of the Heart Interview with Jane St. Clair
Interviewer: Octaves of the Heart
Interviewee: Jane St. Clair
Date(s): early 2000s
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Buffyverse
External Links: online here; archive link
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Octaves of the Heart Interview with Jane St. Clair is posted at the Buffy website Octaves.

For others in this series, see Octaves of the Heart Interview Series.

Excerpts

Buffy started for me because I had a professor who ordered us to watch it (he said it was his only point of reference in pop culture, and he wanted to be able to explain 'Jane Eyre' in terms of Spike and Dru). I was a free-range slasher by the time I got here. It was so, so easy.

I wrote Angel (AtS) before I wrote BtVS. I think it was easier for me because I picked up AtS at the beginning and had a better feel for the characters, whereas I picked up BtVS at 'Graduation Day,' and had to play catch-up as I went along.
When I write... slash is necessary. I don't know why I don't write het, and I don't know why I do, because sometimes I do. I love Buffy/Spike as an on-screen relationship, but I've never felt the need to read or write it. I mostly feel the urge to write what's unseen, and Joss Wheedon's creations spread open realms that are never fully explored on-screen. They feed me.